Iowa Colleges Statistics

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2020 Iowa Colleges Statistics

In Iowa State, there are 91 Iowa Colleges - 24 public and 67 private schools. Among them, 88 schools are offering undergraduate programs and 35 schools have graduate programs. 60 Iowa Colleges offer the distance learning Opportunities and 3 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin Iowa. Total 241,615 students are attending Iowa Colleges and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.33 to 1. The 2020 average tuition & fees at Iowa Colleges is $8,025 for Iowa residents and $20,175 for out-of-state students. The average graduate tuition & fees is $11,006 for Iowa residents and $13,525 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 2019-2020 statistics for Iowa Colleges.
Iowa Colleges Statistics
academic year 2019-2020
Number of Schools91 schools
By Types24 public, 67 private
By Levels46 four(4) years
43 two but less than four years
2 less than two(2) years
By Categories2 National Universities
7 Liberal Arts Colleges
43 Community Colleges
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$8,025 Iowa residents
$20,175 out-of-state
Graduate$11,006 Iowa residents
$13,525 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid$10,775
Student Population241,615
Undergraduate206,013
Graduate35,602
Acceptance Rate72.58%
Test Scores1,096 SAT, 23 AVG
Students to Faculty Ratio12.33 to 1

Iowa Colleges Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

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2019-2020 Iowa Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Grinnell College
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Private, 4 yearsGrinnell, IA
$56,680 $39,285 1,49319% 1,446 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
2 Drake University
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$44,366 $25,777 4,77468% 1,225 SAT
27 ACT
10 to 1
3 Iowa State University
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Public, 4 yearsAmes, IA
$24,504
($9,316)
$6,497 31,82288% 1,160 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
4 Luther College
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Private, 4 yearsDecorah, IA
$45,610 $32,160 1,80264% 1,155 SAT
26 ACT
11 to 1
5 University of Iowa
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Public, 4 yearsIowa City, IA
$31,569
($9,606)
$8,778 30,31884% 1,210 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
6 Simpson College
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Private, 4 yearsIndianola, IA
$42,246 $28,106 1,26787% 1,135 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
7 University of Northern Iowa
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$21,222
($8,938)
$5,923 9,50779% 1,130 SAT
23 ACT
17 to 1
8 Central College
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Private, 4 yearsPella, IA
$18,600 $28,711 1,12064% 1,083 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
9 Coe College
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Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$47,210 $34,875 1,39480% 1,189 SAT 12 to 1
10 Wartburg College
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Private, 4 yearsWaverly, IA
$45,680 $30,939 1,56372% 1,085 SAT
22 ACT
12 to 1
11 Buena Vista University
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Private, 4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$36,426 $17,810 1,86356% 1,020 SAT
22 ACT
10 to 1
12 Cornell College
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Private, 4 yearsMount Vernon, IA
$45,914 $29,815 1,00282% 1,174 SAT
26 ACT
12 to 1
13 Mount Mercy University
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Private, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$35,506 $16,290 1,70576% -
21 ACT
14 to 1
14 Clarke University
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,750 $20,465 85589% 1,022 SAT
22 ACT
8 to 1
15 Morningside College
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$33,970 $22,803 2,41169% -
22 ACT
13 to 1
16 Saint Ambrose University
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$32,758 $19,498 3,00374% 1,075 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
17 Upper Iowa University
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Private, 4 yearsFayette, IA
$32,945 $11,429 3,61065% 953 SAT
21 ACT
11 to 1
18 University of Dubuque
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,700 $24,252 2,18079% 949 SAT
20 ACT
15 to 1
19 Waldorf University
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Private, 4 yearsForest City, IA
$23,088 $9,265 3,02561% 1,015 SAT
19 ACT
25 to 1
20 Graceland University-Lamoni
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Private, 4 yearsLamoni, IA
$31,320 $22,076 1,51768% 1,000 SAT
21 ACT
14 to 1
21 Maharishi University of Management
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Private, 4 yearsFairfield, IA
$16,530 $11,604 2,015100% - 12 to 1
22 Purdue University Global-Davenport
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Public, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$14,343
($14,263)
$4,150 30,512- - 20 to 1
- Des Moines Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$10,200
($5,100)
$3,864 23,051- - 20 to 1
- La James International College-Ft Dodge
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Private, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$19,286 $6,024 22- - 11 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake
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Private, 2-4 yearsSpirit Lake, IA
$13,450 $6,301 12- - 3 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar Falls
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$14,343 $5,597 149- - 20 to 1
- Wartburg Theological Seminary
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
- - 203- - -
- Allen College
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Private, 4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$19,512 $6,616 678- - 11 to 1
- American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$21,977 $7,375 22- - 8 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Sioux City
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Private, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$17,640 $7,191 11- - 7 to 1
- American Hair Academy
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Private, 2-4 yearsMt. Pleasant, IA
$17,590 $5,708 20- - 10 to 1
- La James International College-Iowa City
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Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
$19,273 $5,349 38- - 8 to 1
- Northwest Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSheldon, IA
$6,690
($6,390)
$5,376 1,666- - 13 to 1
- Shiloh University
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Private, 4 yearsKalona, IA
$5,250 $3,024 4933% - 2 to 1
- Eastern Iowa Community College District
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Public, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$7,744
($5,600)
$3,948 7,081- - 25 to 1
- Dordt University
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Private, 4 yearsSioux Center, IA
$32,820 $17,335 1,66272% 1,172 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
- University of Phoenix-Iowa
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$12,540 - 4- - 4 to 1
- La James International College-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$19,286 $7,423 18- - 18 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Des Moines
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Public, 4 yearsUrbandale, IA
$14,343 $5,123 760- - 20 to 1
- Western Iowa Tech Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSioux City, IA
$4,512
($4,488)
$4,501 5,360- - 16 to 1
- Iowa Central Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFort Dodge, IA
$8,200
($5,700)
$5,180 4,704- - 17 to 1
- Southeastern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWest Burlington, IA
$6,060
($5,910)
$5,804 2,260- - 15 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Cedar Rapids
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Public, 4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$14,343 $5,143 411- - 20 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Ottumwa
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Private, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$17,640 $7,098 13- - 5 to 1
- Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake
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Private, 2-4 yearsStorm Lake, IA
$13,450 $4,460 21- - 7 to 1
- ITT Technical Institute-Clive
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Private, 4 yearsClive, IA
- - -- - 9 to 1
- Marshalltown Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$5,304
($4,968)
$5,485 1,836- - 17 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Marshalltown
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Private, 2-4 yearsMarshalltown, IA
$17,640 $5,117 4- - 2 to 1
- La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology
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Private, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$17,650 $6,214 54- - 7 to 1
- Ross College-Quad Cities
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Private, 2-4 yearsBettendorf, IA
$15,990 $5,114 62- - 9 to 1
- Iowa Western Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$6,270
($6,120)
$5,559 5,791- - 18 to 1
- Capri College-Cedar Rapids
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$17,780 $4,951 133- - 10 to 1
- UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$4,000 $1,337 15- - 8 to 1
- Capri College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$17,780 $4,286 128- - 11 to 1
- Hawkeye Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsWaterloo, IA
$6,510
($5,790)
$4,479 5,042- - 17 to 1
- La James International College-Davenport
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Private, 2-4 yearsDavenport, IA
$19,286 $4,863 60- - 20 to 1
- Grand View University
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$29,792 $17,830 1,87497% 1,015 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
- Northeast Iowa Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCalmar, IA
$6,720
($6,000)
$4,999 4,162- - 12 to 1
- Aveda Institute-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsWest Des Moines, IA
$21,100 $4,418 173- - 15 to 1
- Emmaus Bible College
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$19,250 $13,710 19492% 1,060 SAT
23 ACT
7 to 1
- Divine Word College
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Private, 4 yearsEpworth, IA
$13,780 $8,301 69100% - 5 to 1
- Loras College
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Private, 4 yearsDubuque, IA
$35,218 $22,630 1,40458% 1,055 SAT
23 ACT
12 to 1
- Total Look School of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
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Private, 2-4 yearsCresco, IA
- - 8- - 3 to 1
- Kirkwood Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$6,736
($5,140)
$5,082 12,277- - 18 to 1
- Mercy-St Luke's School of Radiologic Technology
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Rapids, IA
$3,880 $8,304 22- - 12 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls
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Private, 2-4 yearsCedar Falls, IA
$16,900 $6,463 97- - 18 to 1
- Briar Cliff University
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$33,308 $22,178 1,076- - 11 to 1
- Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$17,640 $5,975 89- - 6 to 1
- E Q School of Hair Design
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Private, 2-4 yearsCouncil Bluffs, IA
$18,750 $4,624 48- - 12 to 1
- Indian Hills Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsOttumwa, IA
$5,880
($4,440)
$5,039 3,279- - 14 to 1
- Purdue University Global-Mason City
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Public, 4 yearsMason City, IA
$14,343 $4,905 142- - 20 to 1
- Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
- - 1,559- - -
- PCI Academy-Ames
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Private, 2-4 yearsAmes, IA
$23,624 $4,721 139- - 15 to 1
- Little Priest Tribal College - Ho Chunk Centre
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Private, Less than 2 yearsSioux City, IA
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- Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
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Private, 4 yearsAnkeny, IA
$17,650 $12,639 50468% 1,165 SAT
23 ACT
15 to 1
- North Iowa Area Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMason City, IA
$8,277
($5,791)
$4,576 2,681- - 22 to 1
- Carlson College of Massage Therapy
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Private, Less than 2 yearsAnamosa, IA
$9,500 $3,187 27- - 7 to 1
- La James International College-Johnston
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Private, 2-4 yearsJohnston, IA
$19,273 $4,873 54- - 18 to 1
- Vatterott College-Des Moines
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Private, 2-4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$11,982 - 34- - 7 to 1
- William Penn University
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Private, 4 yearsOskaloosa, IA
$26,600 $17,863 1,35055% 970 SAT
19 ACT
15 to 1
- Capri College-Dubuque
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Private, 2-4 yearsDubuque, IA
$17,780 $4,965 137- - 9 to 1
- Iowa Wesleyan University
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Private, 4 yearsMount Pleasant, IA
$25,280 $13,302 70471% 920 SAT
19 ACT
12 to 1
- Iowa Lakes Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsEstherville, IA
$7,100
($6,748)
$5,714 2,288- - 15 to 1
- Southwestern Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCreston, IA
$6,120
($5,910)
$5,435 1,503- - 14 to 1
- Hamilton Technical College
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$14,275 $5,904 120- - 13 to 1
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
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Private, 4 yearsDavenport, IA
$10,500 $8,707 2,178- - 6 to 1
- St Luke's College
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Private, 4 yearsSioux City, IA
$20,940 $6,839 21159% - 5 to 1
- Northwestern College
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Private, 4 yearsOrange City, IA
$32,920 $21,658 1,49674% 1,110 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
- The Salon Professional Academy-Iowa City
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Private, 2-4 yearsIowa City, IA
$19,361 - 18- - 6 to 1
- Ellsworth Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsIowa Falls, IA
$5,904
($4,968)
$6,439 731- - 16 to 1
- Mercy College of Health Sciences
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Private, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA
$18,332 $6,708 86992% -
22 ACT
8 to 1
Average$20,175
($8,025)
$10,775 241,61572.58% 1,096 SAT
22.89 ACT
12.33 to 1
*Iowa college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
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Iowa Best Colleges

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1. Grinnell CollegePrivate, 4 yearsGrinnell, IA

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2. Drake UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsDes Moines, IA

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3. Iowa State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAmes, IA

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4. Luther CollegePrivate, 4 yearsDecorah, IA

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5. University of IowaPublic, 4 yearsIowa City, IA

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6. Simpson CollegePrivate, 4 yearsIndianola, IA

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